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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...
Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
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Small, but packed full of really cool stuff

I am a paleontologist and have been to the country's best museums-sometimes "backstage" where some of the coolest stuff is hidden away. I only stopped here because I was walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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99 reviews 99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I am a paleontologist and have been to the country's best museums-sometimes "backstage" where some of the coolest stuff is hidden away. I only stopped here because I was walking to Old Town and passed by it. Figured I would stop in and see what they had. A chunk from the Ghost Ranch bone bed, a T-Rex jaw in a... More 

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austin, tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I just returned from this museum with my two boys ages 3 and 6 and was very impressed with everything! We spent a full 2 hours there and that was moving very quickly through everything. Both my boys were engaged the whole time, with new interesting things to see and learn around every corner. The room with live animals of... More 

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I'm a retired science educator and have seen most of the biggest natural history and science museums in the US and Britain (Smithsonian, American in NYC, Field in Chicago, etc). These are all great museums. But NMMNH&S, overall, may be the best. Yes, the other museums may have more skeletons of dinosaurs or better dioramas of wild animals or better... More 

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a gem of a museum. Great dinosaur exhibits. They do not shy away from explaining global climate change. All the exhibits are clearly explained with signs or other helpful media.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The museum, has exhibits, education, science, Dyna Theater, Planetarium, a great value. Adults, 13-59 ($7.00), Seniors 60+ ($6.00), and children 3-12 ($4.00). Come and learn about the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe, though out billions of years. Check out the Web site for the different shows and events. The museum has a store, restaurant, and restrooms. near by... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a good place to see the ancient history of NM. They even have a lab where you ca nwatch and ask question as the scientists unmask the fossils.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to the natural history museum several times and have never been disappointed. Before my son was born we would go for adult night and when there was a special exhibit we were interested in. Now that my son is here (10 months old) it's a whole new level of fun. He loves the volcano exhibit!

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Pollock Pines, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

my family (all adults) and I enjoyed a half day visit. it was a Monday holiday and we saw plenty of happy families. There were also plenty of helpful staff/docents. I especially enjoyed the dinosaurs, the live animals to view, the IMAX Jerusalem movie, and the Birds of Paradise. Oh yeah, the volcano room was fun and interactive. and easy... More 

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lots of things to see. Dinosaurs and interactive displays. Clean and would take a lot of time to see everything.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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140 reviews 140 reviews
69 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This venue is very kid-friendly with many interactive displays. An adult could spend hours here reading all the information. It is spacious with plenty of room to see everything. The docents are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

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